Thursday 15 July 2010

"BALLERINA ROSE' - Annabelle Stamps - July Release

TODAY WE START THE JULY PREVIEWS ~~~ Four new sets for  Annabelle Stamps that you can purchase from 21 July.
 At the bottom of this post you can find out how to win your own copy of this set.

For those who haven't tried Annabelle Stamps  they are clear stamps that come on clear plastic sheets  measuring  4" x 6" and can be stored in A5 clear plastic sleeves. I keep mine in small ring binders from Spotlight.

The sets combine images and lots of sentiments making them very usable.

We're featuring a very pretty set today called Ballerina Rose and I've used one of the smaller images from the set.
It's actually two roses side by side that I stamped four times onto white card then cut them all out to form the circle.

I've also used one of the edge/border stamps as well as a sentiment from the set.


1. Fold a piece of white card for the card base and round one corner.
2. Punch the bottom edge of some pale lemon card with a Fiskars punch.
3. Stamp two lines of edging allowing for some one inch ribbon to sit between. Ink is MS hibiscus.
4. fold one piece of ribbon and secure behind the pale lemon card. Tie a bow in the second piece  and  stitch a length of linen thread through the centre of the bow and  a white petal. Tie this into a bow and add a blossom gem (both the petal and gem come from the pink petals kit). The white The completed bow is attached with a glue dot.
5. Stamp the Ballerina blooms four time using hibiscus ink, colour with Copics and cut out.
6. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black onto the pale lemon card. (I worked out where my blossoms would sit before doing this.)
7. Add the blossoms using fine foam tape around the sentiment.
8. Attach the completed lemon card to the card base with double sided tape.

I just wanted to show you the contents of the petal kits. Coordinating ribbon, flowers and an assortment of gems and sprinkles........How good would it be to have these in every colour!  Annabelle Stamps have the pink set, as here and also in  tan/brown. 


My second card is a very quick and simple card using the main image from Ballerina Rose. I've stamped it using Versa Mark onto a pale lilac card which sits on a mat of black on a pewter card base.
Some linen cord and pewter pearls embellish this Sympathy card. I've attached the sentiment so it sits up in the middle.

It was such a dull day when I took this photo which is a shame  IRL the pale lilac is brighter.


Pop over to the Annabelle Stamps Blog to take a look at the complete set.

Would you like to win your own copy of Ballerina Rose?  
All you need to do is visit each of the design teams blogs, listed below.
 Comment on their Ballerina Rose post to be in the running.
One lucky comment will be randomly picked to win the set.
There will be four sets previewed for July so that means four lucky winners, but you must leave a comment on each blog to be eligible. You have 2 days to add your comment as the winner will be announced when the next set is previewed.  Good Luck!

                    Sue      (that's me)

Thanks for calling by today, tomorrow is the ABS sketch challenge and I've coloured this beautiful rose for my challenge card. Looking forward to seeing you back here for that ..... it's a prize week so play along for your chance to win.

Till then................


CraftinGranny said...

Great cards Sue! Thanks for sharing!
"Hugs" Carol

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Sue , did I tell you that it is sooo good to have you back!
Love your two cards. Both so different. Love the flowers and words . Will try to win as budget stretched to max like every one I guess. Appreciate the chance to win .

Jean McKenzie said...

Both cards are gorgeous but I am especially in love with the first one. I love the way you have placed the flowers around the wording and they are just so pretty.

Ida said...

Wonderful cards Sue. I loved that you used the two roses and made a frame with them for the sentiment.

Chrissy D said...

WOW, Sue, this is STUNNING!

Betty Benton said...

Love your circle of flower! This set is so fabulous -- if I don't win it, I'll probably just have to break down and buy it!!

Patti J said...

Very pretty cards, Sue! I love the simplicity of the second one, but that first one is just lovely!

Rene Sharp said...

Simply stunning cards Sue. I love how you have showcased this set!!

Andrea said...

Both cards are stunning Sue! I love how you used the single flower image to circle your words, and your colouring looks gorgeous!

Kylie said...

WOW Sue!!!
Both of your cards has knocked my socks off, just STUNNING!
LOVE, love, love your first card and the way you coloured your flowers and the ribbon is simply gorgeous!
Your lilac and black card is perfect, your embellishments, just everything, the perfect CAS card, love it!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Susan Hogan said...

This is so sweet - can I see the influence of a WMS sketch challenge here? Love it!

CrystalBee said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I love the sophisicated elegance of the sympathy card. I have such a difficult time with that type of card. Wish mine came out like that. :)


Lyn S said...

Both cards are beautiful Sue! I really love the wreath of flowers on the first one though!

Kristin said...

I love yoru flower and Ribbon combo. it is gorgeous

Tee said...

Beautiful frame of flowers, loved how you highlighted the sentiment with flowers!

craftieodmae said...

Sue this is beautiful!!!

The Birthday Group said...

I have to have the petal set! Off to shop...

The Other Patti Sue said...

I love both works of art but the 1st is my fav! Love the ring of flowers.. so pretty!

Tammy said...

WOW...both of your cards are absolutely stunning girl!! Thank you for telling me about this...I see some shopping in my future!!

Kathy P said...

Sue, love your card. Interesting that you used the individual flowers and not the spray as I have seen used so far. Great idea for using a great stamp set.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

WOW! Great cards but that top one just POPS!! I love it!

THERESA said...

WOW those are just simply stunning, love the use of colours, even muted it look's lovely!!!

Tania said...

Beautiful cards Sue, especially love the top one, stunning!!

Theresa's Studio said...

Beautiful cards! Takes for sharing the details on the first. Love this stamp versatile. Off to hop!

Debbie Harris said...

Stunning cards!